The Skills of Effective Project Leaders

Project leaders must exhibit a variety of important skills. In this course, you’ll learn about the leadership, communication, technical, analytical, facilitation, political, and business skills that empower leaders to succeed.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 16, 2020
Duration
2h 55s
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 16, 2020
Duration
2h 55s
Description

Project leaders must be highly versatile, and display talents in many different areas. In this course, The Skills of Effective Project Leaders, you’ll learn how effective leaders employ different kinds of skills in order to lead their teams successfully. First, you’ll learn how leadership and communication skills allow project leaders to persuade and direct action to meet objectives. Next, you’ll explore how a combination of facilitation and political skills help leaders align stakeholders to project goals. After that, you’ll see how technical and analytical skills combine to equip project leaders with the knowledge necessary to achieve their mission. Finally, you’ll discover how business skills and resource management techniques allow project leaders to work with the broader organization well and manage initiatives successfully. By the end of this course, you’ll understand the varied talents and skills effective project managers must exhibit on a daily basis, and be prepared to evaluate your own skillset and make a plan to improve on your approach.

About the author
About the author

Casey has experience leading projects, analyzing challenges, and designing solutions in many fields, including healthcare, digital media, mobile app development and education. He's always in pursuit of new knowledge and loves to share what he learns along the way with others. To inquire about speaking engagements or consulting opportunities, and to learn more about his other ventures, visit http://CaseyAyers.com

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Casey Ayers, and welcome to my course, The Skills of Effective Project Leaders. Project leaders must be highly versatile and display talents in many different areas. In this course, you'll learn how effective leaders employ different kinds of skills in order to lead their team successfully. First, you'll learn how leadership and communication skills allow project leaders to persuade and direct action to meet objectives. Then, you'll learn how a combination of facilitation and political skills help leaders align stakeholders to project goals. After that, you'll learn how technical and analytical skills combine to equip project leaders with the knowledge necessary to achieve their mission. Finally, you'll learn how business skills and resource management techniques allow project leaders to work within the broader organization well and manage initiative successfully. By the end of this course, you'll understand the very talents and skills that effective project managers must exhibit on a daily basis and be prepared to evaluate your own skillset and make a plan to improve on your approach. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with some of the principles of project management in order to better relate to the material we'll discuss. This course is part of our series here at Pluralsight on project management skills, which can help you prepare for the PMP and other certification exams, as well as earn continuing education credit toward project management certifications. It's also a great resource for you, even if you're just looking to learn more about project management. I hope you'll join me to learn more about how to use your skills effectively as a leader in this course here at Pluralsight.